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SRI and V2 don't hydrolock unless you think your RSX is a Humvee (water at the level of the hood). The CAI's hydrolocking has been discussed before in: http://forums.clubrsx.com/showthread.php?t=131320&highlight=cai

CAI's and SRI's have been talked about numerous times but here is a summary:

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CAI Vs. SRI - http://forums.clubrsx.com/showthread.php?t=138410
CAI Vs. SRI - http://forums.clubrsx.com/showthread.php?t=132254
Hydrolocking in the CAI - http://forums.clubrsx.com/showthread.php?t=131320






Quick summary of CAI Vs. SRI

CAI Pros:
Great Gains
Won't Have Heat Soak Problems
Sounds Great

CAI Cons:
Install is a pain
More expensive
Slight chance of Hydrolock (water getting in the engine because the filter was submerged in water)


SRI Pros:
Cheap
Easy To Install
Sounds Good
Looks good (you can't see the CAI in the engine bay)
No Hydrolock risk

SRI Cons:
Less power gains
Heat soak problems

Most people choose the CAI because of those reasons.

Injen Vs. AEM? (I'm only comparing CAI's here) Well most people choose Injen (see the poll in this forum) and it also comes with the windshield washer fluid relocator bottle. They both give basically the same gains. Another thing with the Injen is that the Special ClubRSX edition Injen CAI is on sale in the ClubRSX Store.
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Here are some other SRI Vs. CAI threads: http://forums.clubrsx.com/search.php?searchid=265116

Only thing is that there isn't really much discussion on the V2.....
http://forums.clubrsx.com/showthread.php?t=125434&highlight=aem

For dynos from ClubRSX check out http://performance.clubrsx.com
 

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SRI and V2 don't hydrolock unless you think your RSX is a Humvee (water at the level of the hood). The CAI's hydrolocking has been discussed before in: http://forums.clubrsx.com/showthread.php?t=131320&highlight=cai

CAI's and SRI's have been talked about numerous times but here is a summary:

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CAI Vs. SRI - http://forums.clubrsx.com/showthread.php?t=138410
CAI Vs. SRI - http://forums.clubrsx.com/showthread.php?t=132254
Hydrolocking in the CAI - http://forums.clubrsx.com/showthread.php?t=131320






Quick summary of CAI Vs. SRI

CAI Pros:
Great Gains
Won't Have Heat Soak Problems
Sounds Great

CAI Cons:
Install is a pain
More expensive
Slight chance of Hydrolock (water getting in the engine because the filter was submerged in water)


SRI Pros:
Cheap
Easy To Install
Sounds Good
Looks good (you can't see the CAI in the engine bay)
No Hydrolock risk

SRI Cons:
Less power gains
Heat soak problems

Most people choose the CAI because of those reasons.

Injen Vs. AEM? (I'm only comparing CAI's here) Well most people choose Injen (see the poll in this forum) and it also comes with the windshield washer fluid relocator bottle. They both give basically the same gains. Another thing with the Injen is that the Special ClubRSX edition Injen CAI is on sale in the ClubRSX Store.
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Here are some other SRI Vs. CAI threads: http://forums.clubrsx.com/search.php?searchid=265116

Only thing is that there isn't really much discussion on the V2.....
http://forums.clubrsx.com/showthread.php?t=125434&highlight=aem

For dynos from ClubRSX check out http://performance.clubrsx.com
Nice Post :thumbsup:
 

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V2 and SRI have heatsoak.


If i'm not mistaken, the V2 is an SRI but it has two tubes, a larger diameter one going into a smaller one (if i'm not mistaken) which causes the air to be denser thus sending more air in. Someone can correct me if i'm wrong....
 

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the V2 has some weird feature where it causes the air to pulse into dense and less dense waves of air, so these when matched properly with the intake cycle are supposed to increase power not only by increasing air flow like SRI, but give a little more gain with the air waves. There have been previous post regarding the V2 concept and i think its legit and they sound good. So a CAI V2 sounds like it would be the best, COLD AIR, plus the dense wave/packets of air from the V2, unfortunately V2 intakes are bigger than normal CAI's so a CAI V2 dont fit in RSX from my experience~ =) long time reader of clubrsx~~
 

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i ordered the V2 a couple of days ago, and it should be here tomorrow. i will either install it after work or on the weekend. i will create an entirely new thread with sound clips of before (stock box) and after (V2 installed). i can also host some high-qual pics if needed. i know many of you have scoured this forum for V2 sound clips, only to find broken links and very slim pickings, if any at all. stay tuned for the future thread. if anyone is interested, check this thread in the near future for a link to the new thread. now doesn't that sound good?
 

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From all the reading I've done this is my final thought -

CAI > V2 > SRI where the V2 is just a pretty overpriced SRI that should be called LRI(long ram intake). There seems to be alot of debate as to whether the V2 provides any more HP than the CAI. A couple of dyno's I've seen show the V2 outperforming the CAI by a minimal margin. I just wonder what the temps were for these dynos. If the air was cool to begin with, I would agree that the V2 might keep step with a CAI. But if the air was actually warm/hot, I would definitely think the CAI would be the better performer.

Just read through all the info. in the performance area and make your decision. If price and time is not an object I would get the CAI. If price is a factor, then get the SRI(V2 actually more expensive than CAI). The time it takes to install the SRI is much smaller than a CAI.
 

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From all the reading I've done this is my final thought...
from all my reading i've done, my final thought is that i, myself, need to make a decision based upon what is right for me. there is no right or wrong on clubrsx.com, although some hot, street-racin' debaters out there might disagree. in fact, i know they will disagree! i don't think there will ever be a final thought on clubrsx.com. everyone debates and counterattacks opinions and data, no matter how factual. so i say do what makes you happy. if you want the CAI, then get a CAI. if you want the V2, then god damn it, go out and buy the V2!

on the other hand, i decided on the V2 because i don't want to spend hours installing a SCUBA system for my car (CAI). i wanted an easy install with added gains (if any), and no chance of hydrolock. a CAI may provide +1HP over the V2 (in some tests), but that's not enough for me to rip off my bumper and move the windshield washer tank on my brand new car...

and temps can be nasty in the summertime, i will agree, and a CAI would grab the alledged "cooler" air. but aren't roads black asphalt? and can't asphalt get pretty damn hot under the beating sun?

can someone do a surface of road temp vs. engine bay temp test? i would like to see those results...
 

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on the other hand, i decided on the V2 because i don't want to spend hours installing a SCUBA system for my car (CAI). i wanted an easy install with added gains (if any), and no chance of hydrolock. a CAI may provide +1HP over the V2 (in some tests), but that's not enough for me to rip off my bumper and move the windshield washer tank on my brand new car...
Well, if you had done some more reading, you would see that it is very hard to hydrolock the CAI. You have to completely submerge the filter in water in order to do that. So if you take your RSX offroad and drive through a river :D , then yes, don't get a CAI. I don't believe that you have to move the water bottle for the AEM CAI, just the INJEN (I could be wrong here).

Also, I didn't make any statements as to whether it is right or wrong to get an SRI vs V2 vs CAI:confused:. I'm just stating the facts as I found them and he can search through all the posts if he wants to get his own personal opinion!(first line in last paragraph of my last post )

Anyways, like I stated earlier, it was just MY :rolleyes: final thought. People can take my post and use the information I've given them or NOT and then make their OWN decision as to what to get. :thumbsup:

I just installed an AEM SRI last night and it makes alot of noise when you step on the accelerator. The CAI makes a little less noise and is lower in tone. So, this might be a factor for you if you don't want to wake your neighbors in the middle of the night :laughing: .
 

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2:43AM said:
from all my reading i've done, my final thought is that i, myself, need to make a decision based upon what is right for me. there is no right or wrong on clubrsx.com, although some hot, street-racin' debaters out there might disagree. in fact, i know they will disagree! i don't think there will ever be a final thought on clubrsx.com. everyone debates and counterattacks opinions and data, no matter how factual. so i say do what makes you happy. if you want the CAI, then get a CAI. if you want the V2, then god damn it, go out and buy the V2!
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Yeah. Everyone isn't going to agree with each other. That's what makes all the cars unique:D

Although, yes the CAI isn't very prone to hydrolock, but the install is worse.
 

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Well, if you had done some more reading, you would see that it is very hard to hydrolock the CAI...
oh, i've read and read and read on the CAI issues. and i wasn't knocking your opinion. i don't want to push anyone around on this website. i am open to all opinions. i don't really appreciate the members in this place who constantly criticize other people, sometimes even getting a little hostile...you know? i just merely was saying my "final thought" was based on what my brain told me to do. word.

as far has hydrolocking goes, i don't know if it is easy or hard for it to happen. sure, many posts have been created saying that hydrolocking is not an easy task to accomplish. however, most of the members/posters (on the issue of CAI and hydrolock) live in sunny California where rainfall is minimal, and the weather is nice 99.9% of the time. here in indiana, when it rains, it pours. and puddles are all over the place because the corrupt politics around here push the tax money into politicians' pockets instead of proper road maintenance. there are potholes and low spots everywhere where water can converge into puddles of massive proportions! also, my friend has a eclipse with a CAI, and he has almost blown an engine, and i have another friend who HAS blown an engine in a civic. not only that, if you do manage to have the engine swallow enough water, it will die out, sputter, lose power, run rough, and all other sorts of nasties before it "dries" out. not worth it. however, it may be worth it to those out there who want the extra +1HP. for me, that's a big N-O.

call me a paranoid floyd, but knowing my ass, my engine would hydrolock itself into oblivion if i installed a CAI. nobody can say, "it will never happen unless you turn your car into a submarine and drive through a lake" and be 100% confident. there is a possibility...and there always be a possibilty for it to happen, even if the chances are low.
 

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2:43AM said:
oh, i've read and read and read on the CAI issues. and i wasn't knocking your opinion. i don't want to push anyone around on this website. i am open to all opinions. i don't really appreciate the members in this place who constantly criticize other people, sometimes even getting a little hostile...you know? i just merely was saying my "final thought" was based on what my brain told me to do. word.
No prob. Thought you were criticizing :D ! I try not to get hostile and push my opinions on anyone. That is what they are - only opinions. :bow:


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call me a paranoid floyd, but knowing my ass, my engine would hydrolock itself into oblivion if i installed a CAI. nobody can say, "it will never happen unless you turn your car into a submarine and drive through a lake" and be 100% confident. there is a possibility...and there always be a possibilty for it to happen, even if the chances are low.
True, true. I let myself get a little sarcastic on that one :rolleyes: . It is possible if you go through a huge puddle or pothole full of water to hydrolock. :eek:
 
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